It’s not just the federal government that’s encroaching on our freedom with legislation like NDAA and Obamacare, local and state governments are also becoming increasingly tyrannical. As examples, here are some instances of petty tyranny chronicled on FOTM:
- No goldfish for you
- No treehouse for you
- No veggie garden for you
- No lemon tree for you
- No baby bottle-milk for you
- No kid’s birthday party for you
Add to the above woeful list “No bunny rabbit for you”.
Erin Cox reports for WTNH News8, August 8, 2012, that a 7-year-old girl was told she must get rid of her pet rabbit named Sandy, because North Haven, Connecticut, has an old ordinance forbidding residents to have rabbits or any livestock if their property is less than two acres.
Sandy is one big bunny — a Giant Flemish weighing over 20 pounds.
Kayden Lidsky considers her pet bunny of three years her best friend: “She lays with me in bed sometimes. I don’t want the bunny to go. Don’t make me give my bunny away because she is my best friend.”
The town conducted an inspection of the girl’s house, then sent the family a cease-and-desist order to get rid of the rabbit because North Haven’s zoning laws do not allow rabbits or any livestock on lots under two acres. The town also issued the family a citation for violating the blight ordinance because of an unfinished over hang and because of the bunny cage.
Kayden’s dad, Joshua Lidsky, says: “A bunny is not a violent animal. A bunny is not a violent dog or a violent cat or a rabid animal, it’s a caged creature that all it does is give love to our family. I would love to keep the bunny. I would love to keep my family happy and the town just let us live our life and pay our taxes.”"
The family is appealing the decision. If they lose the appeal, it could trigger a Superior Court action enforcing removal of the animal.
Unbelievable! Are we living in the Soviet Union?
America, home of the free and the brave, has become Amerika, home of the unfree and the tyrannical apparatchik.